Bill Heller’s New York-Breds at the Races: March 15 to 17

Durkin’s Call Takes the Gander Stakes with Authority Sunday By Bill Heller Winning his second straight race powerfully, Wachtel Stable, Peter Deutsch and Christopher Dunn’s gelding Durkin’s Call, the even-money favorite in a field of just four, shot past front-running Kosciuszko and drew off, taking Sunday’s one-mile $100,000 Gander Stakes for three-year-old New York-breds at…
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Grandstand and Clubhouse Season Ticket Plans for 2019 Meet at Saratoga Race Course on Sale Beginning March 19

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the general public to purchase full-season ticket plans for the 2019 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course beginning Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. A full-season ticket plan includes admission and a reserved seat in the Clubhouse or Grandstand for all 40 days…
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NYRA Bolsters Claiming Race Purses

New levels take effect March 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack By BloodHorse Staff Courtesy BloodHorse.com The New York Racing Association announced purse values March 3 for open claiming races will increase, beginning with the March 8 card at Aqueduct Racetrack. In January, the New York State Gaming Commission formally adopted an amendment allowing racing organizations to apply for adjustments to…
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NY-Breds Effinex, Haveyougoneaway, Wonder Gal, Syndergaard and Mind Your Biscuits in Breeders’ Cup

By Bill Heller Five accomplished New York-breds are primed to make an impact in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita: Dr. Russell Cohen’s Tri-Bone Stables’ homebred five-year-old horse Effinex; Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s five-year-old mare Haveyougoneaway; Treadway Racing Stable’s four-year-old filly Wonder Gal; J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, Summers, Summers, Kisber…
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